Overview of the matches of October 31

Martin Necas had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes came in from behind to dispose of the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes (8-0-0) are off to the best start in their history and are now the only team still unbeaten this season in the Florida Panthers’ shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Christian Fischer opened the scoring for the Coyotes (0-8-1) at 5:44 of the first period. He came back from the corner of the rink at full speed before bypassing Frederik Andersen.

Necas tied the game late in the second period with a slapshot from the blue line that deflected on an Arizona player.

Video: The Hurricanes remain unbeaten this season

Then, at 5:33 pm of the last twenty, Brett Fish shot a ball from the point into the top of the net during a power play to put the brakes on the Coyotes’ hopes of enjoying a first win this season.

Seth Jarvis, who was playing his first NHL game, amassed an assist on the game.

Karel Vejmelka stood in front of 37 shots, while Andersen stopped 22 pucks to maintain his perfect record in 2021-22.

Sabres 2, Kings 3

The Los Angeles Kings scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat the Buffalo Sabers 3-2 at Staples Center.

After two quick goals from the Sabers at the start of the second period, Anze Kopitar took matters into his own hands. Carl Grundstrom closed the gap 2-1 after skillfully controlling his captain’s handing. Then, Kopitar tied the game at 4:50 of the third period with a good veiled shot on the power play.

Alex Iafallo scored the winning goal at 13:41, thanks to a superb assist from Tobias Bjornfot (two aids) in heavy traffic. Adrian Kempe also got two assists. Grundstrom entered the lineup instead of the striker Viktor Arvidsson, whose name was put on the COVID-19 protocol after he participated in the warm-up.

Jonathan Quick made 22 saves for Los Angeles (3-5-1), which won back-to-back games for the first time this season after beating the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Saturday.

Video: The Kings come from behind against the Sabers

The Sabers (5-2-1) were looking for a third consecutive victory.

Rasmus Asplund pulled off a fine maneuver on the shorthand, outsmarting Quick on the tight end, to throw the Sabers forward 1-0. A few minutes later, Victor Olofsson fired an unannounced shot in the upper right corner.

Dustin Tokarski yielded three times out of 34 shots.

Canadiens 2, Ducks 4

Ryan Getzlaf became the leading scorer in Anaheim Ducks history in a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Honda Center on Sunday.

Full match summary

Blue Jackets 4, Devils 3 (TB)

Jakub Voracek ended the shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 at the Prudential Center.

Voracek was also an accomplice of his first two goals in the first period, that of Oliver Bjorkstrand who created the tie 1-1 in numerical superiority, and that of Patrick Laine (one goal, one assist) almost three minutes later.

Boone Jenner forced overtime to be held at 14:35 of the last twenty. He intercepted a pass in the opponent’s zone before foiling Scott Wedgewood at the top of the net.

Joonas Korpisalo was sparkling in front of Columbus’ cage (5-3-0), standing in front of 36 shots. The Blue Jackets won for the first time this season abroad (1-2-0).

Andreas Johnsson, Dawson Mercer and Dougie Hamilton ensured the response of the Devils (4-2-1). P.K. Subban added two assists to his record and Wedgewood ended the night with 23 saves.

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